WICOMICO COUNTY, MARYLAND
Origin: Wicomico County was created from Somerset and Worcester counties in 1867 (Constitution, Art. XIII, secs. 2-6). The County was named after the Wicomico River from the Indian words "wicko" and "mekee" meaning a place where houses are built, apparently referring to an Indian town on the river banks.
Boundaries: Bounded north by Delaware & Dorchester County; east by Worcester County; south by Dorchester & Somerset counties; west by Nanticoke River.
County Code & Charter
County Seat: Salisbury, MD 21801
Form of Government: Charter since 1964
Population: 1990 census: 74,339; 2000 census: 84,644; 2010 census: 98,733
City Park, Salisbury, Maryland, August 2000. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
Circuit Court: www.mdcourts.gov/clerks/wicomico/index.html
Community College: www.worwic.edu
County Attorney: www.wicomicocounty.org/138/law-county-attorney
County Council: www.wicomicocounty.org/185/county-council
County Government: www.wicomicocounty.org/
County Government Transparency Portal: www.wicomicocounty.org/320/transparency-portal
District Court: www.mdcourts.gov/district/directories/courtmap.html#WICOMICO
Economic Development Dept.: www.swed.org
Elections Board: www.wicomicocounty.org/132/board-of-elections
Emergency Services Dept.: www.wicomicocounty.org/133/emergency-services
Health Dept.: www.wicomicohealth.org
Job Service: www.dllr.state.md.us/county/wic/
Planning & Zoning Dept.: www.wicomicocounty.org/141/planning-zoning
Public Schools: www.wcboe.org
Public Works: www.wicomicocounty.org/143/public-works
Recreation & Parks Dept.: www.wicomicorecandparks.org
Register of Wills: http://registers.maryland.gov/main/wicomico.html
Social Services Dept.: www.dhr.state.md.us/blog/?p=255
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Maryland Manual On-Line, 2015
July 1, 2015
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